Tariq Al-Sabir (BM ’15, Voice) will perform his song cycle #UNWANTED in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 pm. Al-Sabir will present selections from the full work, which will have its full premiere this summer at The Shed. #UNWANTED centers on Black people’s navigation through social media and access to technology and incorporates videos, a mix of genres, and a unique ensemble. Tickets for this event are free.
Faculty artist Denyce Graves, soprano, appeared on a PBS Great Performances at the Met. On Friday, February 1, Marnie was broadcast, which featured Ms. Graves as Marnie’s Mother.
Soprano Christine Lyons (MM ’16, Voice) won first place in the New England Regional Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions that were held at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall on Sunday, January 27. She won $6,000, coaching time with the Metropolitan Opera’s artistic staff, and will advance to the National Semifinals to be held on Sunday, March 24.
The Peabody Voice department held their first annual Vocal Studies Competition on Thursday, January 24. In the undergraduate division, first place went to Lorenzo Zapata, student of Steven Rainbold; second place went to Katherine Holobinko, student of Elizabeth Futral; and third place went to David Sexton, student of Steven Rainbolt. In the graduate division, Elise Volkmann, student of Ah Young Hong, won first place; Cierra Byrd, student of Peggy Baroody, won second; and Bailey Jo Hutton, student of Elizabeth Futral, won third.